India’s political instability is the backdrop and catalyst for Maya’s awakening to the world. KARMA is the story of how a young woman, straddling two cultures and. Karma is the story of how she straddles two cultures, endures Karma. Front Cover. Cathy Ostlere. PRH Canada Young Readers, Mar It is , and fifteen-year-old Maya is on her way to India with her father. She carries with her the ashes of her mother, who has recently committed suicide, and .

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Dear Maya, Life is an illusion. Maya has to choose her path or it will be cwthy for her. Overall I actually kinda liked it. Apr 21, Christopher rated it it was amazing.

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The turmoil between these two religious groups Karma is defined as action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in reincarnation.

Jan 23, Liz rated it really liked it.

Karma – October 31,Indira Gandhi is gunned down by two Sikh bodyguards. Mulhall rated it it was amazing. However in Maya’s POV their were a few chapters that were basically sentence that were awkwardly entered, and not so pretty. What is destiny and what is accident?


But Jiva’s father who runs Jack’s Mechanic Shop refuses telling her that his mother will treat her badly and that in Canada they are free to be who they want to be.

Ostlfre ‘s story of two teenagers who fall in love while fighting to stay alive is a moving and turbulent narrative based on real historical events. Thought this book would be a quick read.

Love helps her feel like she has a place to belong, but her father is determined she should not make the same mistakes he did by marrying outside his religion.

This would be a fabulous choice for a book club, because it deals with so many great discussion topics: The actual plot was interesting and very ostlre told. Maya has lived in Canada with her Indian parents all her life. Maya, who is half Hindu and half Sikh, was born and raised in Elsinore, Canada. I understand free verse is just that: The cover is gorgeous. I’m not familiar with your site and I was just delighted to see the scope and breadth of the books. In a way Sandeep and Maya’s stories are similar.

This book shows that they’re exactly the same as csthy. Despite the cultural differences, and so KARMA is a beautifully written book about self-discovery, and what it means to love. Skip navigation and jump to primary content.


KARMA — a novel-in-verse

As a whole, though, this is an amazing book in its characterization and its unflinching willingness to explore complex themes. I always hate people Maya has lived in Canada with her Indian parents all her life.

You will find yourself drawn into the magnificent world that is Jiva’s, and urge yourself to read until you are finished and satisfied with Jiva’s outcome. Jiva, who’s name means ‘life’, has always been different, even in her home country of India, where her ancestors a.

I experienced a lot of emotions while reading Kharma. She flees to the train staiton, boards a train to an unknown destination, and witnesses brutality that forever changes her life and who she is.

Thus begins a journey in the desert to find a new place for Maya. During their stay, all hell breaks lose in India and Maya is separated from her dad and fostered by a family who is very strict and Thought this book would be a quick read. When they arrive in India though, the assassination of Indira Ghandi has things in an uproar.